Anti-Theft Device Keeps Shopping Carts on the Job - playithub.com
Published: 11 months ago By: Science Channel
By: Science ChannelPublished: 11 months ago
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Shopping cart wheels are made from the same material as roller coaster wheels. Every cart must be tough enough to haul groceries for a decade. At a cost of $100 each, shop owners are keen to keep these rugged buggies on the job. Meet the hidden device that helps keep them out of the hands of thieves and close to home.
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I was on holiday in Florida an was surprised the rear wheels are only forward facing. Makes a much more sensible idea.
This thing with the wheel lock sounds cool, but i'd hate to replace all those batteries, if it had an induction charging base then maybe i could see it. Or maybe they have some long life lithium type battery.
secondly, this "anti-theft" device isn't even remotely anti-theft; thieves can easily just two-wheel the cart.